Hey guys! Today I present to you a very special guest post from non other than my amazingly wonderful mother! All culinary knowledge I have has come directly from her so I figured today I’d let you hear it directly from the source.
I love what my daughter is doing with her blog and I commend her healthy eating habits. She has definitely been a positive influence on me and the rest of our family. We have always eaten a lot of fruit, but now we eat more vegetables and leaner, smaller cuts of meat. The main struggle I have with her dietary habits is the lack of dairy. I have never been a milk drinker and I don’t believe that dairy is an essential part of healthy eating; I simply love cheese. Here are some things I can’t live without: a hard cheese shaved over pasta, gruyere melted between buttery slices of whole grain bread, and, my favorite, sharp cheddar on a good, old saltine cracker. What I am willing and able to do is eat smaller servings of cheese and indulge in them less frequently, and I think that is a healthy balance. Whatever your weaknesses are, whether it’s cheese or chocolate or Cheetos, I urge you not to live without them just moderate your intake and feel NO guilt when you partake. Here is something I enjoy that you won’t hear about from my flourishing foodie:
Greek Yogurt Parfait – Fill a pretty, footed, individual bowl (Presentation is important to me; if it’s not to you, put it in anything you like.) with desired amount of plain Greek yogurt. Slice a few strawberries and heap them on top. Sprinkle with pistachios that you have toasted and lightly salted. Finally, drizzle a little honey over the top. You may repeat this order to make as many layers as your container allows. This can be enjoyed any time of day, but I suggest you try it for breakfast.
the foodie mom (Lesli)